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Maleficarum
Santo Oficio

Bolivia 2011
produced by
Amy Hesketh, Jac Avila for Decadent Cinema, Pachamama Films
directed by Jac Avila
starring Amy Hesketh, Mila Joya, Beto Lopez L, Alejandro Loayza, Eric Calancha, Omar Aldayuz, Roberto Carlos Velazquez, Maria Esther Arteaga, Claudia Moscoso, Barbara Dorado, Manuel Rebollo, Vanessa Calvemontes, Sergio Fernández, Erika Saavedra, Fermín Núnez, Gina Alcon, Massiel Dorado
written by Jac Avila

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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A city in the Andes, the 17th century: Dona Maria Francisca's (Mila Joya) parents contriguted much of their wealth to the church, and it paid (for the church), because they were the richest landowners of the region. Now they are dead, though, and Dona Maria Francisca is not willing to donate more than is absolutely due. Now this is a blow for inquisitor Don Francisco (Beto Lopez L), who has been relying on these voluntary donations - so he tries to find some dirt on Dona Maria Francisca to put her on trial and strip her of all her earthly possessions in the process. And Don Francisco doesn't have to look for long, because Dona Maria Francisca lives with a Lutheran, Mariana (Amy Hesketh), which is a big no-no, and they seem to be in a lesbian relationship, something unheard of back in the day.

All the charges are based on a minor incident, when a few local women tried to bully Mariana, but Maria Francisca came to her rescue. Several bystanders said there was nothing unusual about this, but the local women, driven by greed, jealousy, superstitions, self-righteousness and simple ignorance, are more than eager to blow the thing out of proportions, and before they know it, Mariana is labelled a witch, and Maria Francisca is said to be possessed by a demon. The two of them are dragged to the dungeon, stripped of all their clothing, and viciously tortured, they are whipped, suspended, put on the Spanish Horse and the rack, Mariana is raped before Maria Francisca's very eyes, her body is examined for marks of the devil with a sharp instrument and branded. Eventually, Maria Francisca can't bear seeing her lover tortured anymore, and she wills in to sign a confession ... nothing but a blank paper, with the inquisition filling out the charges later ...

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A pretty powerful and disturbing movie: Disturbing because the film doesn't really hold back in its many torture scenes, some of which are less than easy to stomach, but powerful because despite all the torture, the film manages to tell a rich story full of interesting characters, it manages to make the love between the two tortured girls who go through hell together rather than betraying one another feelable, and the direction (successfully) aims for atmosphere rather than sleaze.

To put it shortly, a very nice, well-made film. Recommended - but for above reasons probably not for everybody.

 

Oh, and if my review at all got you interested, you may want to get the movie from here: http://movies.vermeerworks.com

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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